Newly graduated from high school, Mila has aged out of the foster care system. So when she’s offered a teaching job and a place to live on an isolated part of the Northern California coast, she immediately accepts. Maybe she will finally find a real home. The farm is a refuge, but it’s also haunted by the past. And Mila’s own memories are starting to rise to the surface.
This book is a rather short YA novel. Mila finally finds a place where she feels like she belongs but it’s not all what it seems. The undertone of this story was odd. Like I kept waiting for this family to do something really creepy and for them to not be as perfect as they seemed on the outside. The story was also heartbreaking at times when the foster children that live in this house tell the stories of how they got there. Mila’s story is a sad one too. Plus there is a lot of anxiety built up in this story.
Overall 3 1/2 stars from me. The book was a quick read but it was kind of weird at times and really sad in others. Love this beautiful cover though!